ICIS has a network of locally based reporters providing coverage of regional Isopropanol markets. They provide not just pricing information, but an in-depth understanding of the factors driving prices and market fluctuations.
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Updated to Q3 2017
The European isopropanol (IPA) market tightened in early August because of a force majeure at Shell's facility in Pernis, the largest single European IPA plant. In addition, hurricane damage in Houston limited US imports and prevented the market from re balancing after mid-August. As a result, prices rose significantly during the middle of the quarter and remained high into September.
European isopropanol (IPA) demand has been steady at a high level through most of 2017 due to strong economic performance in the eurozone. IPA is mostly used in the paints, coatings and solvents industries, and is thus strongly tied to the general economy. In Q3, the market continued to see strong consumption which added to the tightness caused by production issues in the US and Europe and contributed to high spot prices.
The European isopropanol (IPA) report is a weekly report published every Friday. Now, in that report we focus on pharmaceutical and technical grade prices. What that does is give us a holistic view across the market. So we know the trends that are going on; we know prices, and we can compare those prices to come up with a complete price for isopropanol.
We speak to all the key producers, all of the key buyers and traders. IPA is a predominantly distribution led market.
So we speak to a number of distributors in order to gain a picture across the entirety of the market. What that does, is that it ensures that our information is accurate, timely and reliable
It means that we will know what’s going on in the little corners and the niche areas of the market and so that we don’t miss anything.
ICIS collects pricing data on a wide range of chemical, energy and fertilizer products, including Isopropanol. Our extensive experience in price reporting means we can offer you access to historical data dating back more than 20 years for certain commodities.
Our time series of pricing data enables you to build and model trends, to get a view of where markets might be heading. The data service includes charting functionality, allowing you to chart and download multiple data series for manipulation in your own internal models. You can also export data to Excel via the ICIS dashboard service.
ICIS price assessments are based on information gathered from a wide cross-section of the market, comprising consumers, producers, traders and distributors from more than 250 reporters world-wide. Confirmed deals, verified by both buyer and seller, provide the foundation of our price assessments.
Our in-depth market knowledge drives our specialist focus, as we recognise the importance of individual market dynamics and not a one-size-fits-all approach.
Over 25 years of reporting on key chemicals markets, including Isopropanol, has brought global recognition of our methodology as being unbiased, authoritative and rigorous in preserving our editorial integrity. Our global network of reporters in Houston, London, Singapore, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Mumbai, Perth and Moscow ensures unrivalled coverage of established and emerging markets.